Website updates - New datasets and homepage
Published 17 October 2016
We have just published a major update to the FaceBase website - here’s an overview of what you will find.
We are pleased to offer the following new datasets from FaceBase2 projects:
New zebrafish microCT images from the Anatomical atlas and transgenic toolkit for late skull formation in zebrafish project.
Presented are developmental series of two different and commonly used strains for genetic analysis in zebrafish (AB and WIK). To facilitate skeletal imaging, the same samples were scanned using newly refined technique to provide selective contrast of forming skeletal elements by whole mount staining with silver nitrate (Charles et al, in review). Complementing these data, adult stages of zebrafish mutants are provided to allow broad analysis of gene function and formation of the adult skeletal form of the zebrafish skull. Mutants with identified mutations are provided.
Mouse images from the Epigenetic landscapes and regulatory divergence of human craniofacial traits project.
The data are selected images showing human and chimp gene enhancers on a mouse background. The images are of whole mount and histological samples showing the expression levels of enhancer activity as revealed by LacZ staining (blue) in the craniofacial region and other structures.
New homepage and Resources Hub
We’ve been listening to feedback and iterating on a new “face” for FaceBase. We’ve streamlined the information - making it cleaner and more focused on our important offerings.
The Craniofacial Resources Hub shows all of the information available from FaceBase and our collaborators. We’ll be keeping this page updated with the latest offerings. Check it out here: Resources Hub
Updated Mouse Anatomy and Skull Fly-through
Yang Chai’s lab at USC has updated the Mouse Anatomy page with color-coded drawings representing cell lineages through age stages E10.5 through P0 of a C57BL/6 mouse embryo.
We have also posted a link to their 3D Mouse Skull Flythrough video that takes you on a journey through all parts of a mouse skull.
Updated authentication system
We are rolling out an update to our authentication system on Oct 19th - based on Globus Auth - that will allow new (and existing) users the ability to sign up for a FaceBase account using an existing trusted login (i.e., campus, NIH, Google).
Cleaning and curation of the backend
The Hub has been making many changes under-the-hood to curate the data.
If you have any questions or issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.